McCarthy Elected to College Board Middle States Regional Council

Posted on 1/14/2016 3:19:39 PM

McCarthy Elected to Middle States CouncilPatricia McCarthy, associate vice president in the division of Enrollment Management and Communications, has been elected to serve a three-year term on the College Board Middle States Regional Council. Her term begins this month and continues through 2019.

The Middle States Regional Council represents Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Washington, D.C.

The College Board is a not-for-profit organization and includes more than 6,000 two- and four-year colleges, universities, secondary schools and districts, higher education systems, and other nonprofit organizations. Its purpose is to develop and coordinate activities related to student academic preparation, admission, financial aid, and success in postsecondary high education. Specifically, the organization shares research, data, and best practices that ensure all students can access, enroll in, and succeed in college; offers professional development workshops and seminars for administrators, teachers, and counselors; helps administrators successfully implement College Board programs and services; and connects educators with colleagues from across the region and around the country.

As an elected member of the board, McCarthy will serve as a link between the College Board and the regional member institutions it serves. She will also serve in an advisory role to the regional office on the program offerings of the College Board and work with the development of the regional forum, a two-day conference for member institutions.

As associate vice president for the division, McCarthy supervises the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Academy of Culinary Arts administrative services and admissions, the Office of Financial Aid, the University Testing Center, and the Career and Professional Development Center. She also has been appointed by the president to chair the IUP Intercollegiate Athletic Compliance Committee.

Prior to her current role, she was director of the Office of Financial Aid.